Nov 15, 2012 10:00am PST
. ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> i knee people don't come to spontaneous demonstrations with rockets and mortars for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that was the case, is either a coverup or it is incompetence. >> ahead this hour, one of the republicans calling for a wider probe, new hampshire senator kelly ayotte. and what's going on with the generals? leon panetta orders ethics review. the fbi agent, he's the guy who brought down the millennium bomber. >>> taking out the military leader of hamas and fire from the gaza strip. >> israel will continue to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> we'll talk to michael oren, israel's ambassador to the united states. >>> and president obama at this h
Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
of senator mccain and senator graham who are calling for a select committee which would be perhaps a joint committee, house and senate, bipartisan, to have one group like a watergate panel or an iran-contra panel to look into benghazi? >> the first part of your question i would beg to differ. the democrats were there when i visited with eric nordstrom. we were there hand and glove together. they did get to participate in our witness lists. but the second part of your question, the senate is moving in the right direction. i think there is a concern if you stove pipe this and so many different committees trying to interview individuals you don't get the full picture. i support what senator mccain, lindsey graham, kelly ayotte are doing. i think that probably is the right direction. >> thank you so much. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> we're only minutes away from the president's news conference. stay with us for live coverage next on "andrea mitchell reports." >> time for the your business entrepreneurs of the week. kathleen and susan are encouraging customers to shop local.
Nov 16, 2012 1:00pm EST
not qualified to be secretary of state. some of your colleagues, lindsey graham and john mccain have been outspoke on this point. what say you? >> there is a lot of questions to be answered here yet and one would be if susan rice has lots of briefings just like i believe she has access to the president's daily briefing information, what did she know and was she giving information she knew not to be accurate. there's a difference if all you're doing is talking from the unclassified talking points, which means you can find most of this in the newspaper, and that's all you know, or if you know something that clearly is different than what you're telling the american people, she may just know exactly what she said and at if that's the case, i'm wondering why five days later, she's the person the white house has out there saying things that clearly was not in agreement with the cia's early analysis of what had really happened. the one thing that the cia did say, andrea, was early on, was it looks like there was a demonstration before all this started. now we know there wasn't a demon